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Software Engineer - Robotics, Simulation

Sanctuary AI

Sanctuary AI

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2023
Your New Role and Team
Our Robotics Simulation team is looking to hire a Software Engineer. Reporting to the Simulation Team Lead, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of design, architecture, and implementation of our simulation platform and machine learning systems that power our general-purpose robots.
The best Software Engineer candidates for this role have comprehensive software development skills and hands-on experience with simulated environments. Ultimately, you’ll be a valued part of the team as you learn and adapt to new, sophisticated development environments, own solutions from design and execution through to deployment and support, as well as innovate best practices that drive continuous improvements in our robotic systems.

Our Success Criteria

  • Bring hands on Software Engineer experience in designing simulated environments
  • Gain cutting edge career experience as you develop physics/game engine tools that support our robotics system’s cognitive structure
  • Achieve company-wide visibility as you partner with other Software Engineers and leaders to ensure the smooth deployment of these tools, provide technical support to end users, and structure and keep technical documentation updated
  • Your Skills & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related fields
  • 2-3 years of Software Engineer experience minimum
  • Knowledge of professional engineering practices for the full product life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source management, agile, processes, testing, and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and test in a fast-paced environment
  • Skills
  • Recent and relevant knowledge of C/C++ programming language
  • Understanding of embedded development constraints
  • Familiarity with distributed design and experience with multithreading and concurrency
  • Have worked through the complete life cycle of building and sustaining high-performance robotic systems
  • Traits
  • Optimistic listening and conflict resolution capabilities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and able to solve problems independently
  • Obsession with bringing human-like intelligence to machines
Working at Sanctuary
Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer; employment with Sanctuary is governed based on skills, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any way by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.
Full time (non co-op) employees enjoy medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, wellness programs, stock options, paid time off (3 weeks vacation accrued annually, 12 paid holidays, 5 days of annual sick leave, and parental leave), scheduling and worksite flexibility by role, and more.
About Sanctuary
Founded in 2018 by Geordie Rose, Suzanne Gildert, Olivia Norton, and Ajay Agrawal, Sanctuary is a Vancouver, Canada-based company. Sanctuary is on a mission to create the world’s first human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and sustainably. And in the not-too-distant future, help us explore, settle, and prosper in outer space.
Members of the Sanctuary team founded D-Wave (a pioneer in the quantum computing industry), Kindred (first use of reinforcement learning in a production robot), and the Creative Destruction Lab (pioneered a revolutionary method for the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind). The team has experience launching market-defining innovations rooted in previously unsolved and deep scientific problems.
Recruiting & Employment Agency Notice:
Recruitment and hiring is conducted internally by Sanctuary. We are not seeking or soliciting any new agency partnerships or agreements at this time. Any employment agency or professional recruiter (“Agency”) that provides an unsolicited resume(s) or otherwise presents a prospective job candidate through the Sanctuary career site or directly to any Sanctuary employee, irrevocably grants to Sanctuary the unrestricted right to engage, hire, or contract with that candidate at Sanctuary’s sole discretion without any compensation to the Agency. We appreciate your interest in working together, and should the need arise our Talent Acquisition team will contact any external firms directly.